Donor Ann Smead cuts a ribbon lifted up by two flying drones.

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

Aug. 26, 2019

And liftoff. Today, visitors from across Colorado gathered at CU Boulder for an event celebrating the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building , home to the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences . This building, which occupies roughly 175,000 square feet on East Campus, will be the new...

Mines like these, deployed in waters off the coast of Vietnam just 3 months earlier, suddenly detonated without explanation in August 1972. The event was attributed to “magnetic perturbations of solar storms.”

EOS Podcast: Space Weather and Global Policy with Delores Knipp

Aug. 20, 2019

Mines like these, deployed in waters off the coast of Vietnam just 3 months earlier, suddenly detonated without explanation in August 1972. The event was attributed to “magnetic perturbations of solar storms.” Credit: U.S. Navy In 1972, during the waning years of the Vietnam War, U.S. military pilots flying south...

The new building.

Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder

Aug. 19, 2019

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into a new dedicated building on East Campus. The four-story, nearly 180,000 square-foot structure was completed over the summer following 18 months of construction, and a formal ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Monday, August 26, to kick off the semester...

A solar flare.

How a Record-Breaking Solar Storm Ignited a Vietnam War Mystery

Aug. 5, 2019

Declassified files are showing researchers the unpredictable nature of the Sun and helping them work towards predicting the next big solar storm. Seeker sat down with Smead Aerospace Research Professor Delores Knipp to find out more. Watch the full story.

Jade Morton with RIN President Prof Terry Moore and Princess Royal Highness Anne for RIN Fellowship

Morton elected fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation

July 22, 2019

Professor Jade Morton has been elected a fellow of the United Kingdom's Royal Institute of Navigation in a ceremony that featured Princess Anne. Morton's selection is in recognition of her significant contributions to the understanding of ionospheric effects on navigation satellite signals, development of...

Asteroid imager rendering

CU Professor Partners With Lockheed Martin To Study Binary Asteroids

July 5, 2019

Dr. Dan Scheeres was in Japan waiting for an important announcement that took an extra day to come. He found out his plan to study binary asteroids was allowed to proceed by NASA. “We want to send two small spacecraft so we can also see what the temperature of the...

Graphic of the Janus spacecraft mapping a binary asteroid

Double take: Satellites to get an eye on asteroid pairs

June 21, 2019

In just three years, a new space mission led by CU Boulder could examine some of the solar system’s most dynamic duos: binary asteroids. NASA announced this week that the Janus: Reconnaissance Missions to Binary Asteroids mission had been selected as a finalist in the space agency’s new small satellite...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub formally inducted as a 2019 AIAA Fellow

May 23, 2019

Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been formally inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The 2019 Fellows were celebrated at the organization's annual Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, held May 15 in Washington, DC. AIAA confers the...

The new aerospace buildng.

Smead Aerospace is moving to a new building

May 13, 2019

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences is moving! After 18 months of construction, the department will vacate all of its space in the Engineering Center this summer and move to a brand new, dedicated building for the aerospace department on East Campus. The new facility is...

Steve Jolly and Scott Palo

Jolly, Palo presented with Distinguished Engineering Alumni awards

May 1, 2019

Congratulations to Steve Jolly and Scott Palo for being recognized with 2019 College of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards (DEAA) . DEAA honors graduates and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding personal qualities, knowledge, and significant contributions to their fields. Award winners may fall into several...

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